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English Plus Fashion Week

London has always had a very creative and dynamic fashion scene and SGI, based in Central London, is a great place for students, who have a passion for fashion, to combine morning English language study with afternoon Fashion visits and exhibitions.Taking you to various parts of London, the afternoon visits include the magnificent Victoria and Albert Museum, the luxurious Harrods in glamorous Knightsbridge and the week finishes off with Friday Fashion Day - part of London Fashion Weekend, a fabulous day at the famous Saatchi Gallery, where students enjoy events such as a catwalk show and an exclusive shopping opportunity featuring 150 designers! 

Next Course Date:  Mon 18th - Fri 22nd Sept 2017.   

Maximum number of participants: 12

Price: £495 

Package includes:

  • Standard Course in the morning: Mon – Fri: 3 hours a day
  • Fashion visits early/mid afternoon: Mon – Thurs: approx 3 hours a day*
  • Friday Fashion day: All day - part of London Fashion Weekend 

* there is a 20 min briefing session before each fashion visit   

You might also like to hear our English teachers talking about London fashion choices in this podcast.


Summary of afternoon visits (All entrance fees included in the course fee)

Monday: Victoria and Albert Museum, in South KensingtonSpanning four centuries, the V&A’s Fashion collection is the largest and most comprehensive collection of dress in the world with fashion items on display from as far back as the 17thcentury right up to the present day. 

Tuesday: Fashion and Textile Museum, in BermondseyThe Fashion and Textile Museum Collection highlights the changing face of contemporary fashion from 1947 to the present day with a number of key garments from designers including Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Biba, Mary Quant and Vivienne Westwood. 

Wednesday: Visit to Harrods Department Store, Knightsbridge  ……… This is a great visit to the world's most famous department store - the definition of luxury shopping. Harrods has the most fantastic range of top designer fashion on display, including shop designer women wear from top brands including Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and MaxMara. 

Thursday: Victoria and Albert Museum, in South Kensington. We return to the V & A for the exhibition ‘Undressed: A brief History of Underwear’. This collection of over 200 exhibits, addresses both the practicalities of underwear and its role in the fashionable wardrobe whilst highlighting its sensual, sexual appeal.      

Friday: Friday:  This fabulous all-day event is part of London Fashion Weekend taking place at the famous Saatchi Gallery. This super day includes a Catwalk Show, an exclusive shopping opportunity featuring 150 designers, a free limited edition design bag and talks with industry professionals.  

  • Standard English Course in the morning: Mon – Fri: 3 hours a day
  • Fashion visits early/mid afternoon: Mon – Fri: approx 3 hours a day*

* there is a 10 – 15 min briefing session before each fashion visit   

Key Features

Group Size 12
Start datesMon 18th Sept 2017
Price (£)£495
Levels Elementary-Advanced
Duration1 Week
Progress Individual testing & guidance
Minimum age16

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